Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Button Cards

In between my bigger projects I made same simple buttons cards for friends.
Antique Mother of Pearl buttons, laundry ribbon and lace. I used a patch of printed fabric and cross stitch the other 2 cards.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


I made some pouches for my mother and my daughter.
My daughter loves wristlets so I made it that. I used the model of a bird from Pinterest:   HERE
I cross stitched a lace applique with an initial and added some laces, ribbons and buttons.
I found the tutorial for the pouches Atelier Cerise et Lin (She has beautiful cross stitch & many tutorials)

Blue Mas d'Ousvan Fabric: Eternal Maker (they have a huge selections of this designer)
Red Mas d'Ousvan Chambray & Red Stripe Linen Fabric: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Cotton Lace Embroidery: Yeahshop - Etsy.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Unknown Model

Does anyone know who makes this model and where I can purchase?
It was at the Fees Brodeuses 2013 in Dijion.

This may be a transfer copy.

New SAL 2014 Ancient & Romantic

I committed to a new SAL which lasts from January to November 2014. The site is here: Magic Stitches

The last day of registration for this SAL is December 20th.
She makes beautiful Samplers. Now to get my supplies.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SAL Marquette Rouge/Le Boudoir d'Amega

Le Boudoir d'Amega offers a SAL for 2014 of a child's embroidery with all its authenticity and its mistakes: HERE

With my creativity flowing, I wonder what my turnout will be. It is to be stitched on 12 son which does not come here in the US, only 32 count. I will have to work with that. Can't wait to get started.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Vintage Table Cloth & Napkins

I found this beautiful flower table cloth with napkins embroidered at the flea. It was to long to take a full photo. The cloth is an extended oval shape with green stitches along the sides.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blue Pouch

I made this pouch for my woman who delivers the mail everyday to my door. I also made her a lavender sachet along with the rest of my family of women. Some need to be stuffed.
The pouch I made with cotton gingham and the inside light blue cotton linen mix table cloth I found at the flea market. I love the feel and it is nice and heavy. It was a really big table cloth so I have a lot of it.
The next few weeks I need to work on handbags for my girls. Scary.

Mini Sampler found HERE
Blue Rose Ribbon: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Linen & Blue Lace: Broderie Passion
Blue Gingham: Found at my local market

All the ribbons on the sachets I bought at Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes. The link is above.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Antique Toy Sewing Machine Found

This was found in a friend's basement uncovered recently. A blast from the past. A toy sewing machine. It needs a little TLC.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Snow Fall of the Year

It is snowing here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States). Great time to stitch all day and stay warm.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monogram "T"

This beautiful monogram is for my daughter. Now to construct its home.
I used 32 count natural linen DMC 931 & Blanc 2 over 2 wires.

If anyone would like any of these letters just leave me a comment and do not forget your email address and I will be happy to send it to you. I like to share with my fellow bloggers.


Christmas is almost here. I did  a pad for my door to decorate.
Stitched on 32 count natural linen with DMC 815 of course.
Each hanging pad spells "NOEL". The single pads I filled with crushed walnut shells to add weight to them.
Some ribbons, bells, buttons, hemp chord and lace to put it all together.
I love this gingham linen. It is easy to finger fold and I could probably stitch on it. I will have to try it later with my scraps.

Model Found Here: La Contesse E Le Point de Croix
NOEL Alphabet: Filet Crochet Free Patterns
Red Gingham Linen: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Vintage Gingham Ribbon I bought at my local craft shop.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On many blogs I see this really nice suitcase made of fabric. The links on the blogs do not work but I was told it was a tutorial by Claire. Does anyone know where to find this tutorial?

One of the bags I saw on a blog was this one. I contacted the owner but no response from anyone.
Please help.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Broderie Pouch

I saw this pattern in Creation Point de Croix Magazine Issue October/November 2012.
I used 32 count natural linen DMC #815, 816, Ecru & a tan color, can not remember the number.
I made a tassel with ribbons and lace with an initial charm for the owner and a cute red bow charm.
I love the french laundry Japanese linen I used for this project. I also used red polka dot Japanese linen. I love this also because half of the linen is red with cream dots and the other half of the linen is cream with red dots.
The biggest challenge, the zipper. I had a really hard time putting it on because of the curve of the bag. Never again.

Japanese French Laundry Linen: Seasonal Supply-Etsy Shop
Japanese Polka Dot Linen: Seasonal Supply-Etsy Shop
Initial "A" Charm: Bead Supplies-Etsy Shop  (They also have in pink, blue, white, antique silver)
Red Bow Charm: Bead Supplies-Etsy Shop
Natural linen red ribbon: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Tassel Ribbons & Lace: from my reserve

Flower Drawstring Bag

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I love to hear from you and your opinions.

While searching Pinterest I found this beautiful flower drawstring bag made by Made In Fred
The blogger did  not specify where she found the pattern only it was a Japanese Sewing Book.
I actually ran in to the pattern purely by accident searching a site and here it the link: Flower Drawstring Bag Pattern.

(Bag made by MADE IN FRED)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I Miss You Little Sister

I can not believe it has been a year since my sister passed away from breast cancer. Only 35 years old and a whole life to live. Only being married for only 3 years before you were gone. I will miss you always Elizabeth.

(My Daughter & My Sister) 



(I was in 8th Grade) 

Handbag Sachet

While surfing on Pinterest I found a site that sells Victorian themed items and ran across a handbag sachet. I loved it a lot so made one. In the photo it looks more square then it really is.
I filled it with half poly-fil and lavender. I used some lace that I received from an exchange from Sylvie at Ateliers d'Antan and vintage shell buttons dyed pink from my reserve.
It smells wonderful.

The live model was found at Faeries In My Garden
They have beautiful sewing accessories cases, handbags, sachets, everything a girl could ask for. Check it out.
Mas d'Ousvan linen: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes

Key Chains

I made a few more cross stitched key chains. I really wanted one to have the red cherub on it so I made a few more.

I used 32 count natural linen and DMC 815 & 931. My favorite 2 colors. I added some charms and jute thread.

Red Cherub Fabric: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Red Yuwa Rose Linen: Au Fil du Temps
Blue Mas d'Ousvan flower fabric: Shabby Fabrics
(Back of Blue Key Chain) Cabbage & Roses Meggernie Blue Linen: Au Fil du Temps
Blue Striped Linen: French General Panier Wovens: Homestead Hearth
Red & Blue Ric Rac Ribbons: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rachel's Wallet

Christmas Gift number 1. I made one so far. A cute wallet for my step daughter for Christmas.
The model I bought from the very talented Chantal from Mamilou Creations and the wreath stitched on the front was from a magazine.
I used DMC 931 & 762. The alphabet I received from my friend.

The model was stitched on stitch band from: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Blue Mas d'Ousvan Fabric: Shabby Fabrics
"R" Initial Charm: Etsy Shop Beadsupplies
Vintage lace from reserve.




Friday, November 22, 2013

Cross Stitched Key Chains

My friend CELINE made these cute key chains so I wanted one. I made one for me and one for my step daughter. I filled it with lavender so my purse smells good.

I used 32 count natural linen
Yuwa Red Small Flowers linen : Au fil du Temps
Mas d'Ousvan cotton blue flower fabric: Shabby Fabrics
French General Blue Wovens:  Homestead Hearth
Red Ribbon: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Blue Lace: Broderie Passion